Updated: Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012, 4:26 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012, 4:26 PM EDT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Student athletes with suspected concussions would be immediately removed from play and not allowed to return until cleared by a health care provider under legislation before a House committee in New Hampshire.
The bill requires school districts to develop policies for the management of concussion and head injury in youth sports. The sponsor, Sen. Matthew Houde, told the House Education Committee Tuesday that 33 other states have passed similar legislation, and he doesn't want to be on the tail end of that trend or wait until after a tragedy happens.
The National Football League supports the bill, as do a variety of state education, athletic and medical organizations. The committee isn't voting on the bill until the fiscal committee analyzes whether it would require any funding.